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Department Overview

Welcome to the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at OHSU. We are the largest graduate program at OHSU. PMCB is the portal to Ph.D. thesis research in five basic science departments.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology carries out fundamental research on mechanisms of disease at atomic and molecular levels of resolution.
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Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program encompasses multidisciplinary and multi-scale research applied to significant health problems. BME faculty link basic science to the clinic by providing advanced technical solutions-computational models, engineered experimental systems, advanced measurement technologies, nanotechnology and reporter chemistry to pressing biomedical problems.

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Cell and Developmental Biology

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology offers research and training in studies examining the biosynthesis, assembly and function of cellular components, as well as the mechanisms that permit morphogenesis and the ability of interacting cells to form a living organism.
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Molecular and Medical Genetics

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunologyfaculty are strongly committed to providing excellent research training for PhD and MD/PhD students and to preparing them for successful careers as faculty and as researchers in health-science companies.
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Physiology and Pharmacology

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology offers a unique environment for research and training that combines elements of Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology with Chemical Biology to create a synergistic and highly collaborative atmosphere.
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Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology Program constitutes the foundation of basic science research of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The overall goal of the program is to investigate the underlying cellular, genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the development of cancer and in the regulation of both normal and abnormal cell growth. Printable Flyer